This is the very first week for the new art challenge - Scribble Picnic - hosted by Michael Macvean over on his blog. Each week, we are given a different theme to play with.
This week's theme - Octopus!
Okay, this was a tricky one for me because I'm an artist who usually draws what I see in front of me whether in real life or from actual photos of things. For this challenge, I wanted to do something more whimsical and illustrative so it involved something even more scary...drawing from my imagination! The artiste extraordinaire, sketched below, was one of the images that first came to my mind. Then, I had to mull over what sort of setting to place her in...perhaps she is a French octopus on vacation?
I opted for a beachscape — drawing inspiration from one of my old acrylic paintings pictured below
Keeping it illustrative, of course
And this was the end result. I kinda like how it turned out.
To see the work of other participants for this week, click HERE. Next week's theme is CABIN. To find out how to join in on the fun each week, click HERE.